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c.o.o.l. fact #1 Marine microbes hold great promise for drugs and agricultural processes including anti-inflammation chemicals from sea feathers, virus killing proteins from sea grass molds, and cancer cell killing compounds from soft corals.
c.o.o.l. fact #2 Our bodies are 71% saltwater, the surface of the earth is 70% water, and our blood is exactly as salty as the sea. This might explain why it is easy to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean!
c.o.o.l. fact #3 Humans consume 90 million metric tons of animal protein from the Ocean every year. This translates to more than 900 fully armed aircraft carriers being dredged up from the world's oceans every year.
c.o.o.l. fact #4 In 1979, American scientist, Dr. Sylvia Earle, made the world's deepest solo dive to a depth of 380 meters (1,250 feet) off the Hawaiian coast in using a space age suit called a "Jim Suit". Her record still stands.